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    The Hon A Palaszczuk | 8:26am

    Recovery of Dianne

    The fishing boat "Dianne" that overturned in Bustard Bay off the central Queensland coast in October last year has been recovered and taken to the Port of Bundaberg.

    The Hon G Grace | 7:48am

    Safety concerns at TSRC

    The Palaszczuk Government is aware of safety concerns surrounding the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing project and is taking firm action by instigating an urgent meeting with the project’s principal contractor.

    The Hon L Enoch | Yesterday 3:05pm

    Queensland’s performing arts showcased to the world

    Queensland is the hub for up to 1200 delegates from 39 countries with the 2018 Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) taking place in Brisbane this week.

    The Hon J Trad | Yesterday 2:10pm

    Wave of new funding to preserve Queensland’s maritime history

    The Queensland Maritime Museum at Brisbane’s South Bank will receive a financial boost under a new funding agreement with the Queensland Government.

    The Hon S Miles | Yesterday 1:42pm

    Gold Coast healthcare under threat from Commonwealth

    The Gold Coast could lose $97 million in health services following a Federal Government decision to refuse funding it owes to Queensland hospitals.

    The Hon D Farmer | Yesterday 1:15pm

    Funding to tackle domestic violence in the LGBTIQ+ community

    Domestic and family violence in the LGBTIQ+ community is being put in the spotlight with funding of more than $155,000 to help train frontline workers.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 1:11pm

    Back to work for more Queenslanders

    Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman visited SkillsTech in Acacia Ridge today to encourage students and employers to access the Palaszczuk Government’s $5 million Trade Skills Assessment and Gap Training program.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 12:45pm

    Jobs for NQ as Townsville pipeline progresses

    Eighteen months out from first taps being turned, economic benefits from the Townsville pipeline duplication project are already flowing to NQ businesses.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Yesterday 12:31pm

    Pioneering plant harnesses industry power

    Australia’s first large scale operating virtual power plant is at work in Townsville, redirecting electricity generated in industry to the North’s households.

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 12:04pm

    $6 million Mansfield State High School hall on track

    Mansfield State High School’s new $6 million multi-purpose hall is on schedule for completion in August.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 12:00pm

    Dual-cab design a grade idea, says Bailey

    The Palaszczuk Government is making learning to drive a 20-tonne, 12-metre long road machine easier for novice roadwork crews with a second dual-cab road grader in action.

    The Hon S Fentiman | Yesterday 11:00am

    Nominate now for Queensland Training Awards

    Minister for Training and Skills Development Shannon Fentiman has encouraged Queensland trainees, apprentices, trainers and training organisations to nominate for their chance to win a prestigious Queensland Training Award by Friday March 16.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 11:00am

    Sunshine Coast Police equipped with new tasers

    Sunshine Coast Police have been provided with new tasers and accessories as part of a $30 million Palaszczuk Government equipment upgrade to help keep our local communities and police safe.

    The Hon K Jones | Yesterday 10:34am

    North Queenslanders have their say on Cairns Global Tourism Hub

    More than 600 people have already had their say in the first round of community consultation for the Palaszczuk Government’s proposed Tropical North Global Tourism Hub.Innovation and Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said the level of consultation on the proposed G ...

    The Hon G Grace | Yesterday 9:44am

    Respectful relationships pilot for a violence free future

    Ten Queensland state primary schools are piloting a respectful relationships program dealing with issues such as family violence, respect for women and girls, compassion and gender equality.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 9:30am

    Peak Downs Highway bridges complete

    Four new bridges at Fiery, Boundary, Lonely and Cut Creeks on the Peak Downs Highway between Eton and Nebo in Queensland are now fully complete and open to traffic, helping to keep the region open for business during wet weather.

    The Hon M Ryan | Yesterday 8:55am

    Contract awarded for new Caboolture Police Station

    Construction of the new Caboolture Police Station and District Headquarters is about to begin with the appointment of Badge Construction to build the $16.5 million state-of-the-art facility.

    The Hon M Bailey | Yesterday 8:30am

    Customer service staff numbers swell for Commonwealth Games

    More than 70 additional frontline customer service staff have joined Queensland Rail’s ranks ahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018), ready to support thousands of domestic and international travellers as they flock to the Gold Coast for the major international e ...

    The Hon C Crawford | Tuesday 6:25pm

    Induction training underway for QFES’ Games volunteers

    More than 400 Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) volunteers will undergo specialist training in the lead up to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford said today (Tuesday).

    The Hon D Farmer | Tuesday 3:05pm

    Last chance to nominate great Queensland women

    Minister for Women Di Farmer has urged Queenslanders to nominate more women for the 2018 Queensland Greats Awards.

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 2:41pm

    Queensland to welcome The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in April

    Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will visit Queensland in April, with Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today welcoming the official confirmation from Clarence House.

    The Hon M de Brenni | Tuesday 1:35pm

    Retiring rugby league chairman leaves legacy

    Minister for Sport Mick de Brenni has paid tribute to a proud Queenslander who took on the toughest job in rugby league and charted a new course for the game in Australia.

    The Hon C Dick | Tuesday 1:29pm

    Queensland sets sights on growing sugarcane biorefineries

    Renewable jet fuel and diesel made from sugarcane waste could be manufactured across regional Queensland under a project by US company Mercurius and supported by the Palaszczuk Government.

    The Hon J Trad | Tuesday 12:34pm

    Strong local and global field lines up to build Cross River Rail

    The Palaszczuk Government has today announced the shortlisted companies for the contract to build Queensland’s highest priority infrastructure project, Cross River Rail.

    The Hon M Ryan | Tuesday 12:28pm

    Far North District police officers recognised in awards ceremony

    Police Minister Mark Ryan and Deputy Commissioner Bob Gee have congratulated Queensland Police Services (QPS) officers and staff, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and Australian Federal Police members who received medals and awards at a ceremony in Cairns this mornin ...

    The Hon A Palaszczuk | Tuesday 11:01am

    Recovery of Dianne

    The fishing boat "Dianne" that overturned in Bustard Bay off the central Queensland coast in October last year has been recovered and taken to the Port of Bundaberg.

    The Hon S Miles | Tuesday 10:26am

    Wide Bay healthcare under threat from Commonwealth

    Wide Bay could lose $40 million in health services following a Federal Government decision to refuse funding it owes to Queensland hospitals.

    The Hon C O'Rourke | Tuesday 9:31am

    Disability conference aims to inspire sector

    People from across the disability sector have converged on the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre for a two-day conference to engage with industry leaders and learn new techniques.

    The Honourable Dr A Lynham | Monday 5:46pm

    Joint statement - RACQ discussion

    Today’s meeting with the RACQ was a positive opening to further discussion on the key issue of fuel price gouging by retailers.

    The Hon C Dick | Monday 2:39pm

    Brisbane medical device company recruits staff to boost life-changing exports

    Medical device manufacturer Cook Medical Australia is adding 94 jobs in a second shift at its Eight Mile Plains facility to meet increasing export demand for its life-changing stent devices.